Warning: Use of undefined constant html5 - assumed 'html5' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/doctruy3/123petworld.com/wp-content/plugins/facebook-like-send-button/class-frontend.php on line 85
Warning: Use of undefined constant linklove - assumed 'linklove' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/doctruy3/123petworld.com/wp-content/plugins/facebook-like-send-button/class-frontend.php on line 95
What started as a fun adventure at the beach for a man and his Border Collie ended with both man and his dog nearly perishing in the waters.
In the beautiful English countryside sits a small coastal town called Lepe. It is here that Mark Cowing, 55 years old, and his blind Border Collie went to the beach for a fun day.
Cowing told BBC News that the dog “took it in his head to swim to the Isle of Wight.” The man had to go in and try to rescue the dog, who was being swept away by the strong current.
Thankfully, a Coast Guard helicopter was able to assist in rescue efforts and found the dog struggling almost 700 feet from shore. They were able to direct a crew on the ground to assist the frantic pooch.
“Luckily a gentleman of 71, I didn’t get his name, came out in his kayak and dragged me to shore,” Cowing said.
The dog lost his sight years earlier due to cataracts. Thanks to the fast thinking of rescue crews, the man and his pup were saved. What a dramatic rescue with a happy ending for all!